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Ultrasound of the Elbow 

Ultrasound of the Elbow
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Ultrasound of the Elbow
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Corrie M. Yablon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190938178.003.0122
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date: 09 December 2021

Chapter 121 discusses US of the elbow, which is an important imaging modality for the evaluation of elbow pain, providing soft tissue resolution superior to MRI. Soft tissue injury of the elbow is usually caused by repetitive motion and chronic overuse. The most common indications for elbow US examination are joint effusion, tendon and ligament pathology, olecranon bursitis, and ulnar nerve entrapment. The distal biceps tendon, triceps tendon, and common extensor and common flexor tendons are easily evaluated with US. Dynamic evaluation can determine between partial- and full-thickness radial and ulnar collateral ligament tears. US easily identifies joint effusions and olecranon bursitis. Furthermore, US can be used to guide interventions about the elbow.

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